Abdus Sattar, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Center for Research and Scholarship
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

EPBI 430. Design and Analysis of High-Dimensional Data
EPBI 443. Multivariate and High-Dimensional Data Analysis
EPBI 485. Likelihood Theory and Applications

Research Information

Research Interests

Statistical Methods

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Frailty models for time-to-event data
  • Joint modeling of longitudinal and survival data
  • Semiparametric and nonparametric methods for longitudinal data
  • Statistical methods for gene expression and next generation sequencing data

Clinical Research

  • Multiple chronic conditions

Awards and Honors

Travel Support
ENAR Workshop for Junior Investigators
Bursary Service Award
University of Alabama
International Educational Scholarship
Texas A&M U
First Class First in B.S. Degree (Equivalent to Summa Cum Laude)
Merit Scholarship
Jahangirnagar University


Recent Publications

Darrah, RJ, Jacono, FJ, Joshi, N, Mitchell, AL, Sattar, A, Campanaro, CK, Litman, P, Frey, J, Nethery, DE, Barbato, ES, Hodges, CA, Corvol, H, Cutting, GR, Knowles, MR, Strug, LJ, Drumm, ML. AGTR2 absence or antagonism prevents cystic fibrosis pulmonary manifestations. J. Cyst. Fibros. 2018; : . PubMed PMID:29937318 .

Winkelman, C, Sattar, A, Momotaz, H, Johnson, KD, Morris, P, Rowbottom, JR, Thornton, JD, Feeney, S, Levine, A. Dose of Early Therapeutic Mobility: Does Frequency or Intensity Matter? Biol Res Nurs 2018; : 1099800418780492. PubMed PMID:29902939 .

Wright, KD, Moore-Schiltz, L, Sattar, A, Josephson, R, Moore, SM. Does Lifestyle Exercise After a Cardiac Event Improve Metabolic Syndrome Profile in Older Adults? J Cardiovasc Nurs ; 33 (3): E1-E9. PubMed PMID:29634648 PubMed Central PMC5922456.

Webel, AR, Moore, SM, Longenecker, CT, Currie, J, Horvat Davey, C, Perazzo, J, Sattar, A, Josephson, RA. Randomized Controlled Trial of the SystemCHANGE Intervention on Behaviors Related to Cardiovascular Risk in HIV+ Adults. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 2018; 78 (1): 23-33. PubMed PMID:29373392 PubMed Central PMC5889354.

Webel, AR, Perazzo, J, Longenecker, CT, Jenkins, T, Sattar, A, Rodriguez, M, Schreiner, N, Josephson, RA. The Influence of Exercise on Cardiovascular Health in Sedentary Adults With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. J Cardiovasc Nurs ; 33 (3): 239-247. PubMed PMID:29189426 PubMed Central PMC5893400.

Dirajlal-Fargo, S, El Kamari, V, Sattar, A, Alam, K, Funderburg, N, Labbato, D, Pirro, L, Longenecker, CT, Wilson, WH, McComsey, GA. Effect of statin on arginine metabolites in treated HIV-infection. Atherosclerosis 2017; 266 : 74-80. PubMed PMID:28992467 PubMed Central PMC5671899.

Sattar, A, Sinha, SK. Joint modeling of longitudinal and survival data with a covariate subject to a limit of detection. Stat Methods Med Res 2017; : 962280217729573. PubMed PMID:28956504 .

Dirajlal-Fargo, S, Sattar, A, Kulkarni, M, Funderburg, N, McComsey, GA. Soluble TWEAK may predict carotid atherosclerosis in treated HIV infection. HIV Clin Trials 2017; 18 (4): 156-163. PubMed PMID:28828963 .

Sattar, A. A Response to Predictors of Heart Disease Knowledge Among Older and Younger Asian Indian Adults. J Immigr Minor Health 2018; 20 (2): 261-262. PubMed PMID:28616761 .

Ascha, M, Kurlander, DE, Sattar, A, Gatherwright, J, Guyuron, B. In-Depth Review of Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment of Occipital Migraine Headaches (Site IV). Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2017; 139 (6): 1333e-1342e. PubMed PMID:28538577 .


Doctor of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh
Master of Science
Texas A&M University
Master of Science
Texas A&M University

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Learning Fellowship
Mentor Fellowship
Case Western Reserve University
Travel Fellowship, Short Course on Statistical Genetics and Genomics
University of Alabama

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